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Prepare for the 13th Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey, Women's Edition Debuts

One of the great things about living in India or reaching that country on a motorcycle is that one can experiment riding on the highest motorable roads in the world. If you're thinking about the trip of a lifetime in the highest mountains on the planet, you still have around a month to register for the 2016 Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey.
The Khardungla Pass, the world's highest motorable road 11 photos
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This epic ride now reaches its 13th edition and this year will also see the debut of the Women's Odyssey. The 18-day ride will kick off in New Delhi on 9th July 2016, and will see a 75-strong party riding for 17 days, with two rest days.

The longest stage covering 310 km (192 miles). 20 slots are also prepared for the bold riding ladies who will want to join this amazing 2500 km (1550 miles) journey.

Riders will reach the Khardungla top that sits 18380 feet (5602 m) above sea level, and is the highest motorable pass on the planet, one of the main attractions of the Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey, and a major achievement for the die-hard motorcycle adventure enthusiasts.

The scenery in the Himalaya Mountains is hard to compare to what other places have to offer to the tourer's eyes, and so far, no less than 53 riders have already signed up for the ride. The registration price is quite friendly, especially for riders in the western markets. Riders will pay around $650 or €585, while bringing a passenger will require double that sum.

However, taking part in the 13th Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey will also require some extra expenses, as the organizers explain."Lodging and boarding arrangements are on a twin sharing – ‘bed and breakfast’ format. Dinner is also included in places except Delhi, Chandigarh, and Leh. Riders will be responsible for paying for their own fuel, meals (excluding the ones mentioned in the itinerary) and snacks and anything else not listed as included in the package."

Even so, registration will only be completed after passing a physical exam. Check out the Royal Enfield website to find out more details about the 13th Himalayan Odyssey.

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